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- Live: Sustaining the growth momentum – A revisit to Chayan Yuese May 25, 2022
- Climate Forward: A feud over fossil fuel money May 25, 2022
- NOAA projects above-average hurricane season, greater U.S. risk – The Washington Post May 25, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Russian diplomat defects May 25, 2022
- GLOBALink | Chinese-built SGR facilitates cargo transportation in Kenya May 25, 2022
- Finding America: The Arrival of the First Americans May 24, 2022
- A Vision for Food Systems of the Future | Bold Actions For Food as a Force for Good May 24, 2022
- Food Systems Data Digital and Innovation Levers | Sustainable Development Impact Summit May 24, 2022
- Google, Facebook, Amazon – The rise of the mega-corporations | DW Documentary May 24, 2022
- The rise and fall of Pope Benedict XVI | DW Documentary May 24, 2022
- Watch live: How to avert a global food crisis? | World Economic Forum 2022 May 24, 2022
- Bold Actions Opening Plenary – Food Systems Outlook 2022 May 24, 2022
- Davos 2019 – Tackling the Growth Paradox May 24, 2022
- Preparing for the Next Pandemic | Davos | #WEF22 May 24, 2022
- Economic storm looming, leaders warn in Davos May 24, 2022
- Davos: How an elite meeting in the mountains became so divisive May 24, 2022
- Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb | Nuclear May 24, 2022
- Biden will sacrifice green energy rhetoric to preserve economy, says George Will | On Balance with L May 24, 2022
- Walsh: “The Republican Party Is Not Savable” May 24, 2022
- A Shocking New Look at the 2008 Housing Crisis | Amanpour and Company May 24, 2022
- Ukraine war exacerbated climate change impact, say activists in Davos May 24, 2022
- Water shortages in Pakistan could lead to famine says environmentalist May 24, 2022
- Climate-Driven Heat Waves Increasing Inequality May 24, 2022
- INSIDE Criminology on Trump Featuring Gregg Barak May 24, 2022
- Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress’ historic home May 24, 2022
- Iraqi citizen planned to kill George W. Bush in Dallas, charged with murder plot, federal documents May 24, 2022
- Soros Says Civilization May Not Survive Russia’s Invasion May 24, 2022
- UN’s World Food Program calls on Elon Musk and other billionaires to solve “global food crisis” May 24, 2022
- Satellite image leads to horrifying conclusion May 24, 2022
- Deep, frigid Antarctic waters move north May 24, 2022
- Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan as China Accuses U.S. of Forming “Indo-Pacific Version of NATO ” May 24, 2022
- The Entrepreneur Revolution: A global movement to accelerate progress on the SDGs May 24, 2022
- Safeguarding Our Planet and People | Davos | #WEF22 May 24, 2022
- Working Together for Peace May 24, 2022
- Energy Security and the European Green Deal May 24, 2022
- ‘Treat all refugees with the same compassion’ #AJOPINION May 24, 2022
- Pascoe Sabido: Nuclear energy and gas lobbyists need to kept far away from decision makers May 24, 2022
- Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”? May 24, 2022
- Why Do Americans Trust the “Davos Man” to Run the Economy? May 23, 2022
- “I was embarrassed to use my African name” – BBC Africa May 23, 2022
- How the soil healed wounded soldiers – a tale from Regenesis | George Monbiot May 23, 2022
- 6000-Year Cycle Ice “Mystery”, Space Weather | S0 News May.23.2022 May 23, 2022
- George W. Bush confuses Iraq with Ukraine in gaffe May 23, 2022
- George W. Bush Mixes Up Ukraine With Iraq In Big Freudian Slip May 22, 2022
- ‘Unjustified, brutal’: Bush on 2003 Iraq invasion. Oops Ukraine. ‘Confession’, say netizens May 22, 2022
- Can desalination solve the global water crisis? May 22, 2022
- Is the population of birds declining? | The Hindu – YouTube May 22, 2022
- Why has Iraq turned orange? | The Hindu May 22, 2022
- White-only South African town nostalgic for apartheid | Focus • FRANCE 24 English May 22, 2022
- Apollo 13: ‘Houston, We’ve Had a Problem’ May 22, 2022
Daily Archives: December 21, 2017
REPORT: Forest- and Climate -Smart Cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana: Aligning Stakeholders to Support Smallholders in Deforestation-Free Cocoa
Global cocoa production faces mounting environmental and economic challenges. Despite long-term global demand, cocoa producers are confronting the triple challenge of increasing productivity on limited land, reducing pressure on forests and ecosystems, and increasing their resilience to climate change. This new report, launched collaboratively by the World Bank, Climate Focus and the World Cocoa Foundation, aims to inform governments, companies, and civil society partners on ways to enhance sustainability and encourage smallholders to make deforestation-free, climate-smart choices. The focus is on actions that lead to scaling up renovation and rehabilitation (‘R&R’) efforts in Côte d`Ivoire and Ghana so farmers can grow more cocoa on less land.
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Understanding Climate Change
Published on Dec 17, 2017
Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective (December 2017)
Understanding Climate Change
Published on Dec 20, 2017
00:12 The Philippines: Tropical Storm Urduja 04:35 Chile: Villa Santa Lucia mudslide 09:46 The USA: Thomas Fire 12:52 Malawi: Lilongwe flash flood 13:30 The UAE & Oman: Storms & flash floods 18:39 Malaysia: Keningau flash flood 20:10 Australia: SA heatwave & Melbourne thunderstorms 23:23 Brazil: Esteio storm 25:13 November temp update & December temp anomalies
Published on Feb 6, 2009
EarthsHope.org The Lessons of the Loess Plateau shows how an ancient civilization failed because they degraded their ecosystem functions. This parallels many if not all of the original cradles of civilization. But recently the Chinese People are showing that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.
By Susan E. Rice Dec. 20, 2017
President Trump’s National Security Strategy marks a dramatic departure from the plans of his Republican and Democratic predecessors, painting a dark, almost dystopian portrait of an “extraordinarily dangerous” world characterized by hostile states and lurking threats. There is scant mention of America’s unrivaled political, military, technological and economic strength, or the opportunities to expand prosperity, freedom and security through principled leadership — the foundation of American foreign policy since World War II.
In Mr. Trump’s estimation, we live in a world where America wins only at others’ expense. There is no common good, no international community, no universal values, only American values. America is no longer “a global force for good,” as in President Obama’s last strategy, or a “shining city on a hill,” as in President Reagan’s vision. The new strategy enshrines a zero-sum mentality: “Protecting American interests requires that we compete continuously within and across these contests, which are being played out in regions around the world.” This is the hallmark of Mr. Trump’s nationalistic, black-and-white “America First” strategy.
But the world is actually gray, and Mr. Trump’s strategy struggles to draw nuanced distinctions. Throughout, China and Russia are conflated and equated as parallel adversaries. In fact, China is a competitor, not an avowed opponent, and has not illegally occupied its neighbors. Russia, as the strategy allows, aggressively opposes NATO, the European Union, Western values and American global leadership. It brazenly seized Georgian and Ukrainian territory and killed thousands of innocents to save a dictator in Syria. Russia is our adversary, yet Mr. Trump’s strategy stubbornly refuses to acknowledge its most hostile act: directly interfering in the 2016 presidential election to advantage Mr. Trump himself.
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has reached one million, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says.
At least 2,226 people are believed to have died of the disease since April, although the number of new cases has declined for 14 consecutive weeks.
The ICRC said the outbreak was “amplifying the suffering of a country caught up in a brutal war”.
More than 80% of Yemenis lack food, fuel, water and access to healthcare.
The war between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the rebel Houthi movement has killed more than 8,670 people since March 2015.
- Rebel infighting leaves Sanaa more divided than ever
- Yemen: Finding near-famine – and lots of food
- Yemen’s civilians pay price of blockade
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholera. In severe cases, the disease can kill within hours if left untreated.
SUVA, Fiji, Dec 20 2017 (IPS) – “Today’s youth should think of new solutions for old problems like climate change and social injustice.”
That’s the strong message of the South African activist Kumi Naidoo. The former executive director of Greenpeace says young people need to be more innovative and visionary, “because the solutions of my generation have failed.”
After battling apartheid in South Africa, Kumi Naidoo led numerous global campaigns to protect
Among other organizations, he headed CIVICUS, an alliance for citizen participation. It was at the International Civil Society Week (ICSW), organized by CIVICUS in Fiji in December, that Naidoo spoke out on youth and innovation.
“My advise for young people is: don’t put any faith in the current leaders. They are the biggest bunch of losers you are going to find. Because they are unwilling to accept that they have got us into this mess,” says Naidoo.
“Basically, we are using old solutions that have never worked in the past anyway,” Naidoo contin-ues.
Albert Einstein said: ‘the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting to get different results.’ If humanity continues to do what we always did, we will get what always got: inequality, unsustainability and environmental destruction.”
How can young people steer the planet away from insanity?
“The most valuable role that they can play, is bringing fresh lenses to old problems. And not to be scared to be called romantic, unrealistic or idealistic. The so called realistic solutions to today’s
problems are ineffective.”